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Precolonial African women had many of the same rights as men

Precolonial African women had many of the same rights as men


When it comes to inheritance rights, however, women continue to experience discrimination in both law and practice. According to Tanzania's National Land ...

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In the whole of East Africa, Rwanda is an exception—both its Constitution and accompanying legislation safeguard women's rights to inherit land.

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At its core polygamy is natural because men biologically need to spread their seed and it is hard for them to commit to one woman. Right?

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I was twelve years old when I first saw a woman forced out of her house with her two children, guilty only of being recently widowed.

In pre-colonial Nigeria, women were regarded as subordinate to men. In fact, their role in society was to fulfill motherly duties (Tripp 27).

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Pre-colonial African women had many of the same rights as men, although societies were not known to be ruled by women. These standards were influenced ...

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Activist Israel Kaunatjike journeyed from Namibia to Germany, only to discover a forgotten past that has connections to his own family tree

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Women were deeply affected by such directives because it drew them away form their usual economic activities. In come cases European labour demands ...

Homosexuality did not exist in precolonial Africa, it is a disease brought by the white man along with small pox, depression and those damn Transformers ...

Africa's Five Nationalist Leaders: Their Biographies and Contributions

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In the book Black Africa, Cheikh Anta Diop explains bicameralism, a type of governance some of our ancestors used to rule their people.

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The generic term "Edo," therefore, refers to these peoples who have shared historical origin as well as political and cultural similarities.

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The Big Question: What's the history of polygamy, and how serious a problem is it in Africa?

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System of governance in precolonial African states.

While the narratives in the books take place in a range of time periods—some novels are set in a precolonial African past, while others focus on ...